- PEEP EP
Full Time Hobby
band from Copenhagen, named after the Japanese word for ‘pink
noise’ – and what could be better than that? –
Pinkunoizu are described on the press release as ‘an
exotic mixture of lo-fi, high-life, shoegaze, Krautrock, nu-folklore,
60’s Asian pop and post-apocalypse future rock’
– which is a lot to live up to in the space of three tracks.
That they don’t really manage it isn’t really a surprise
Opener Time Is Like a Melody is a (deliberately)
plodding effort that feels like the intro to something that never
arrives, definitely fitting the ‘lo-fi’ element of
the description and also, arguably, rather dull. At just under
four minutes, it’s by far the shortest of these tracks.
Everything is Broken or Stolen is better,
with a heady mix of tribal rhythms, distorted instrumentalism
and looping sounds that manages to have a slightly hypnotic feel.
At eight minutes, it’s rather laboured though.
Dairy Queen, which clocks in at eleven
long minutes, is unfortunately a return to the ponderous,
indulgence of the first track (Everything is Broken is indulgent
too, but at least has a bit of life to it). There’s a knack
to making long, spaced-out musical trips, but these guys are no
Pink Floyd unfortunately. While the track picks up around the
six-minute point, it’s too little too late, and the messy,
Asian flavoured finale is pointless.
In the end, Pinkunoizu seem to be trying a bit too hard
to be edgy and experimental, especially as what they’re
doing isn’t that new anyway. They are not disinteresting,
but much of this felt like hard work to be honest.
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